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Building Blocks of SketchUp is a new book in enhanced PDF format. 260 pages with 50 embedded video lessonsNEXT SKETCHUP CLASS – FALL 2016 – CLICK HERE FOR  INFO AND TO ENROLL

SketchUp is 3D modeling software, and it’s an incredible tool for design, engineering, problem solving and visualization. When you know the basics of navigating the program and creating objects you can model anything. Scroll to the bottom of this page and visit the SketchUp Blog and SketchUp Tutorials pages for free tips and tricks for using SketchUp.

Bob Lang’s book “Building Blocks of SketchUp” shortens the learning curve by focusing on the things most new SketchUp users struggle with. This book is in enhanced PDF format with embedded video lessons and is fully bookmarked and searchable.

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Bob Lang has used SketchUp extensively for designing woodworking projects, and as the basis for illustrations appearing in books and magazines. His digital book, the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” integrates embedded video tutorials within the text. In preparing this book, Bob focused on the specific tasks that most woodworkers want to accomplish with SketchUp.

In addition to his own work, Bob Lang teaches SketchUp, and is available to teach to your group or company. Here on our website you can find information about current classes, view free SketchUp video tutorials, read the latest articles with tips and techniques for using SketchUp, and purchase Bob’s books.

Check our currently scheduled classes, or contact us to schedule a class for your school or group.

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known About SketchUp

Back in 2012, I wrote a series of posts titled “10 Things I Wish I Had Known About SketchUp” The series grew out of a presentation I gave at a woodworking conference. It turned out to be a popular series, … Continue reading

SketchUp Class May 6 & 7, 2017 – Pittsburgh Area

It’s now official! The class scheduled for May 6 & 7 in Pittsburgh, PA is set to go. There are still a limited number of spaces available, so if you’re ready to learn how to make 3D models with SketchUp, … Continue reading

Stumpy Nubs Video Review — “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”

James Hamilton (aka Stumpy Nubs) has included a video review of my latest book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design”. Jim is the host/author/publisher of the online “Stumpy Nubs Woodworking Journal”  and you can read the latest issue (and start your free … Continue reading

2017 Classes At Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Marc Adams School of Woodworking is a special place and I’ve been invited to teach a few classes at MASW in 2017. It is the largest woodworking school in the country with an incredibly well-equipped shop and an experienced staff … Continue reading

Review of SketchUp For Kitchen Design

Bob Lang's "SketchUp For Kitchen Design"

Win a copy of SketchUp For Kitchen Design — Leave a comment on Jeff Branch’s blog Woodworking is an interesting blend of the practical and the romantic. Like most woodworkers I swing back and forth; I love the artistic side … Continue reading

SketchUp For Kitchen Design Model Collection

As an independent author/publisher I enjoy being free of corporate policies and rigamarole, so I can give stuff away if I think it makes a product better. While I was working on my new book “SketchUp For Kitchen Design” I … Continue reading

New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp Above the Arctic Circle

The good thing about running an online business is extended reach; folks from the other side of the world purchase and download my book the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” all the time, usually without a hitch. Once in a … Continue reading

SketchUp, Compound Angles and 3D Printing

What do middle school students and amateur carpenters have in common? Neither group realizes how tricky and troublesome compound angles can be. Carpenters will have fits trying to run crown molding and one group of middle schoolers recently hit a … Continue reading

Stickley Build and SketchUp Workshops

At the Alabama Woodworkers Guild – April 8-10, 2016 In a few months I will be traveling to Maylene (just south of Birmingham), Alabama to present not one, but two workshops for the Alabama Woodworkers Guild. The main event will … Continue reading

Woodworker’s Guide Featured in Woodworker West

The new issue (January/February 2016) of Woodworker West Magazine includes an excerpt from my book “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”. My thanks to Ron Goldman for reaching out and including this. As a small, independent publisher it is an uphill battle … Continue reading

SketchUp Class at Rockler, Denver – January 30-31, 2016

UPDATE – JANUARY 12, 2016 – CLASS IS DEFINITELY ON! A FEW SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp class on January 30 & 31, 2016, and the Rockler Woodworking & Hardware store in Denver, Colorado. … Continue reading

Pythagoras and SketchUp, Model a Wacky Room

Pythagorean Theorem in SketchUp Step 4

Most good builders know and use the Pythagorean Theorem, even if they never heard of Pythagoras or slept through high school geometry. It’s easier to remember 3-4-5 than an ancient Greek and it’s a reliable way to make something at … Continue reading

SketchUp Class in Cincinnati, October 10-11, 2015

SketchUp Class with Bob Lang

I will be teaching an introduction to SketchUp Class on Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015 at The Manufactory, here in Cincinnati. The class will follow the “Building Blocks of SketchUp” format, where you will learn how to … Continue reading

SketchUp For Cabinet Shop Project Management

In the cabinet business, good planning and keeping track of everything is essential. That’s one of the main themes of my book “The Complete Kitchen Cabinetmaker”. There are common tools used that have been around for quite a while to … Continue reading

Make an Exploded View in SketchUp

What I like most about modeling in SketchUp, compared to working with pencil and paper or in 2D CAD is that I don’t have to worry about what finished drawings or details will look like until after I’ve built a … Continue reading